Photo Techniques

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  1. Iwagoshi

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    This month (Nov/Dec '08) in the magazine Photo Techniques there is a special section titled Traditional Master Print Class, some of the techniques included are contrast reduction masks, dodging and burning masks and hand coloring B&W. At first glimpse I thought this was all related to Photoshop, the magazine does include PS HDR and panoramas, but I was wrong, and at 6-bucks I couldn't lose. I'm now looking into getting some back issues.

    Terry
     
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    Photo Techniques has a pretty good (relatively speaking, of course) balance between film and digital. David Vestal and Bruce Barnbaum are regular contributors on film subjects. I have not done a formal survey, but as Black and White Photography has moved more and more into the digital realm, I think that PT has a more favorable film to digital ratio than B&W.
     
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    There were two books published 20-30 years ago under the title "Darkroom" featuring famous photographers' darkroom techniques. I particularly liked Ralph Gibson taking a bottle of whisky in with him!
     
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    Most of the tools in PS other than quirky things like "Shrink Wrap" originated in the darkroom including all kinds of masks.
     
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    Photo Techniques and its forerunner, Darkroom Photography are great sources of info. When I find some time I'll put my extra issues up for sale in the classifieds section.
     
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    Jon,

    Looking forward to seeing what back issues you have. BTW, what is/was your relationship with PT? Why so many extra copies?

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    Norman yes I have both those books they are gems, definately recommended stuff. Was just reading the gibson section about how he used rodinal etc....great info
     
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    Norman, Gerry

    Is this one of the books the book you are talking about: Darkroom 2
     
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    That's the one that I had. Great book, I never followed anybody's method but just soaked up the ideas. It was stolen from me!
     
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    Norman,

    Thanks for the reply, Darkroom 2 doesn't seem to be a rare item, found a bunch on Amazon, but Darkroom 1 is another story.

    Note to self: Do not post after multiple glasses of wine.
     
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